Magnatune goes flat rate

John Buckman from the excellent CC-friendly label Magnatune has great news: "The good-to-artists, DRM-free, Creative-Commons friendly music service said that their 'no-limits membership' offering now accounts for 3/4rds of their revenue, and so they are switching to that as their main business.

As part of the move, Magnatune stops selling CDs, stops offering a streaming music membership, in favor of a simple $15/month membership which offers unlimited downloads and online listening.

Magnatune is known as a pioneer music service, coining the term 'open music' and thumbing their nose at the industry with their strapline: 'We are not evil'."